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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People describe Varna, Bulgaria as a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, stunning beaches, and a lively nightlife. Expats love the city's relaxed atmosphere, its affordability, and its proximity to the Black Sea. The weather in Varna is typically mild, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $400 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $700 per month. The approximate population of Varna is around 350,000 people.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Varna, they said:

"Before retiring in Varna, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, as English is not widely spoken. It is also important to research the cost of living in the city, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, expats should consider the climate and weather in Varna, as it can be quite cold in the winter months. Finally, expats should research the local culture and customs to ensure a smooth transition into their new home," said one expat who made the move to Varna.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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